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Topic # 21403 25-Apr-2008 12:09
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I'm needing to connect to  5.8GHz wireless network, the network provider is recommneding buying a Trango receiving aerial but at about $600 upwards I'm not keen on that idea & don't really want to have to pay that much as they are also wanting to sting me for the installation/configuration & also the software ob top of that. I've already got the software & can do the install/configuartion myself I just need to try & find a cheaper option for the connection. It's probably going to be a mobile setup so would have to be either USB or Express card to suit. Anyone got any knowledge on 5.8GHZ equipment/networks??

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  Reply # 126316 25-Apr-2008 14:40
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Are you trying to set up so you can get wireless internet access anywhere?????

Why cant you just get a vodem or other wi-fi network if they are in your neibourhood?  which is where??





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  Reply # 126326 25-Apr-2008 17:02
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I'm actually trying to access some data that is readily available on a wireless network, I have all the software I require for it, just I need to find some way of connecting to a 5.8GHz wireless network. The wireless network is a mobile setup & only running whilst events are on, hence why I want to find something that'll run off usb/expresscard so I can run it off a laptop.

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  Reply # 126335 25-Apr-2008 17:25
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atmosports: I'm actually trying to access some data that is readily available on a wireless network, I have all the software I require for it, just I need to find some way of connecting to a 5.8GHz wireless network. The wireless network is a mobile setup & only running whilst events are on, hence why I want to find something that'll run off usb/expresscard so I can run it off a laptop.


Are you meant to have to have to this wireless network??

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  Reply # 126336 25-Apr-2008 17:33
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atmosports: I'm actually trying to access some data that is readily available on a wireless network, I have all the software I require for it, just I need to find some way of connecting to a 5.8GHz wireless network. The wireless network is a mobile setup & only running whilst events are on, hence why I want to find something that'll run off usb/expresscard so I can run it off a laptop.


Are you meant to have to have to this wireless network??

I see, so its a private 5.8Ghz network and your trying to connect to it remotely for whatever purposes in that particular zone it operates in.  Ever tried using an AP with a 5.8 antennae? aka extender?  
Im not sure if the power provided by USB or express card is enough to effectivley run a 5.8 aerial access point system.

Even though Im an amature, Im guessing you probably need to use some kind of wireless router that you can change the aerial for a 5.8 aerial. 
have you taken a look at the dlink website?

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  Reply # 126337 25-Apr-2008 17:38
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Tri-Mode Dualband 802.11a/b/g (2.4/5GHz) Wireless 108Mbps Cardbus Adapter
dwl-ag660

http://www.dlink.co.nz/Products.aspx?Sec=2&Sub1=18&Sub2=83&PID=116

Is this what your looking for?  




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  Reply # 126344 25-Apr-2008 18:20
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Yes it's a private network that I have permission to access, I just can't see the point in paying what they are asking for the equipemnt to access it if it can be done cheaper.

That DLink card looks like it might do the trick, I might email them & see what they say as all the specs check out ok, the range is not a problem as we'd usually be within 100m or less of the transmitter.


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  Reply # 126389 25-Apr-2008 22:15
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Good luck.

Maybey there is a reason why "they" suggest higher spec equipment.
Is there any 'remote' control use on this network and/or where speed and data integrity is paramount where a dedicated strong signal is required? Not to mention overall bandwidth.  Sounds like your using it for Public Address/sound  and/or lighting control????  




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